The Talon

Let Us Eat Cake!

Felix Ong II, Staff Writer

March 25, 2008

If being nitpicky with the slightest gram of fat is jeopardizing lunch food options, students should be able to keep all their food options instead of letting the district and state dictate what is good and bad to eat. The ...

Putting the ‘Fun’ Back in Fundraiser

Ava Foudeh, Staff Writer

March 25, 2008

When teachers say the same thing over and over again, it tends to put students to sleep. The same applies to fundraisers. While trying to get some last-minute money before the school year ends, classes seem to be skipping the ...

Hey… Wanna Go to Sadies?

Nicole Schreiber, Staff Writer

March 25, 2008

These lyrics are from Relient K’s song “Sadies Hawkins Dance” and are a pretty accurate depiction of what goes on before the Sadies dance, anxiously approaching on April 4. The Sadies dance is a common practice among many ...

Jobs Offer Both Money and Maturity

Kelly Wang, Staff Writer

March 25, 2008

Job-hunting during the summer or in the middle of a relaxing school year is a way to fill up time otherwise spent loafing around. Jobs can also provide practical experiences that cannot be matched in school. “I think any jo...

There Are Ways to Less Stress

Natalie Larsen, Senior Writer

March 25, 2008

Life for most teenagers is a horrible game of Red Robin, rejected by the opposing team, stung by mixed messages and conflicted with demands from parents, teachers, coaches, employers and friends. Even the seemingly simple act o...

Senioritis: A Final Reward, or Mere Excuse?

Dieter Joubert and Meaghan Whitehorn

March 4, 2008

The Verdict is In: Seniors, Get to Work After winter break, more and more seniors seem to suddenly be conveniently “sick” on days that involve little schoolwork. If one chooses to investigate further, one can often see the...

Growing Parking Problems Present a Headache for Drivers

Doug Sangster, Staff Writer

March 4, 2008

Cars are backed up from the intersection of North San Antonio and Almond all the way to the high school, as one lone car waits to make a left turn. Even when it is finally able to enter the parking lot, it circles endlessly, pray...

Waking Up Early Has Its Advantages

Kristen Lee, Copy Editor

March 4, 2008

Most students cringe at the idea of waking up early. Getting up in time to rush to school is supposedly already an arduous chore, and getting up even earlier would be a crime to many. But it is actually not nearly as terrible...


Taylor Frerey, Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2008

Growing up, all children are supposed to learn the same basic skills: politeness, respect and organization. Unfortunately, I never understood the importance of at least one (and maybe more) of those skills. To this day, I have abs...

Student Art Should Be Displayed Permanently, Proudly

Claire Bedard, Senior Writer

March 4, 2008

Art is a rare commodity at our school. There are a few shows put on by the Art Department every year, and art in the display case, and on the walls of the administrative office—but nothing is displayed prominently, proudly ...

It’s All About the Debit Card, Baby

Hallie Keenan, Business Manager

March 4, 2008

Birthday wish list for a 16-year-old: new car, new cell phone, later curfew, debit card? Not just for shopaholics, debit cards can serve as a transition into the world of grown-up finance, something that all teenagers should be pr...

When Words Hurt: The Bane of Cyber-Bullying

Sandra Song, Staff Writer

March 4, 2008

“Get a life.” “Stop acting like a goody-two-shoes.” “You’re such a poser.”   These are only a few of the many nasty things people say to each other online which make up the technological phenomenon k...

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